We answer more reader questions in our Slowtwitch Mailbag. On tap for this week, have some very interesting information on custom paint, along with a practical query on aero positions.
This is part two of our series on winter riding. As we transition in to Spring, how should your equipment change? We discuss the particulars of bike choice, tire choice, and other details.
With such a cold winter, we take a look at some tips for riding your bike comfortably. How do you layer? What are the best gloves? Is it possible to stay warm?
We take a detailed look at cassettes and how they have evolved over the years. With new 11-speed systems, has anything really changed? Where is it going?
We open up the Mailbag once again to answer questions from our readers. This week covers stack and reach, tire choice, and some curious particulars of race strategy.
We examine bicycle crank arm length and the way it influences gear ratio. Should your chainring and cassette sizes change along with your crank length? Let’s find out.
Tall headset top caps are my great while whales. I don't want to eliminate them, just cut them down to size. John Cobb to the rescue.
Our Mailbag covers two new questions. First, how does GPS work? Next, how many calories or carbohydrates should you take in during an Ironman or 70.3? For more, read on.
We clear up some common misconceptions about what the word ‘fast’ means in terms of your wheels and tires. Does it mean aero? Does it mean light? Let’s talk details.
We take a bird's eye look at the anatomy of road and triathlon wheels. What are all of the different parts? What should you look for when making a purchase? For more, read on.
This edition of the Mailbag covers two questions. First, why does my GPS show a different distance than the published race course? Next, how much speed can I gain from a new bike?
We cover in-depth service on rear hubs with shouldered axles, such as Renn discs and FLO Cycling. While not the easiest service, it can be done with the right tools and some time.
We show you the standard service procedure for common 2013 Mavic rear hubs. It applies to wheels like the CXR series, R-Sys, Ksyrium, Cosmic Carbone, and Comete disc.
We tour the US headquarters and factory for Hed Cycling. The Minnesota-based company makes aerobars, accessories, and of course – wheels.
Belgian age grouper Sam Gyde won the M35-39 category in 8:45 with a super fast 4:29:47 age split and 24th place overall. Here is a look at his power numbers.
We update and expand our guide to cassette and freehub spacers for 2013. SRAM is on the 11-speed bandwagon, many manufacturers are offering 11-speed wheels, and more.
We show you the professional method of cleat replacement. How do you replicate the position perfectly? Are shoe markings really accurate? For more, read on.
The latest edition of our Mailbag talks about two topics. How far will mechanical tri shifting evolve? How does frame safety testing work, both for stock and custom frames?
Our tech editor Greg Kopecky shows you a sample maintenance schedule for your triathlon or road bike. How often should you replace the chain, cables, cleats, and brake pads? For more, read on and ...
We give a sneak peek into the world of product reviews. How do you decide what to review? What goes into writing one? How long do you use each product?
This edition of our Mailbag covers some practical questions on tire pressure and sport selection. Take a look and even submit your own question for a future article.
This is your How-To guide for setting up front derailleurs. We cover the basics for cable-driven systems, including a troubleshooting section for odd problems.
This edition of the Mailbag talks bike tech. First, what are the rules with mixing different brands of components? Next, what is the importance of rolling weight on our bikes?
Do your valve extenders rattle? Can your friends hear you coming from a mile away because of your noisy race wheels? We show you a simple trick to solve your woes.
We continue our analysis of the current state of affairs in triathlon bike service. This article interviews two high-end tri bike dealers, to hear their thoughts on the situation.